EXMOOR has been named the second most family-friendly staycation destination in a new study.

With half-term now here, PoundToy considered six family-friendly factors in determining which UK destinations are the best for families to visit this summer.

Those factors were: people per square kilometre (i.e. less/more crowded); number of campsites; average summer temperature; number of green spaces per 100,000 people; number of child-friendly outdoor activities per 100,000 people; and number of child-friendly restaurants per 100,000 people.

The Lake District comes out on top of the rankings, followed by Exmoor - the national park bordering the counties of Devon and Somerset.

This is thanks to it having an average summer temperature of 15.1°C, 117 green spaces per 100,000 people, 156 child-friendly outdoor activities per 100,000 people, and 2,927 child-friendly restaurants per 100,000 people.

Cornwall comes in third, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs fourth, and Snowdonia fifth in the study.

Somerset itself places 17th out of the 113 destinations considered.

The full research can be found here.